Shuttleworth Uncovered Air Show 4th October 2015
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Two friends and I obtained three tickets to the “Shuttleworth Uncovered Air Show” direct as we knew this was going to be full as it was to be the last Air Show for the Avro Vulcan B2 and was eventually ticket only. We travelled by car and on arrival we saw a Westland Scout AH1 parked over by the runway.
Later we got our programmes from the shop and had a look around some of the aircraft which were on display in the paddock. You could also ask questions and have a look inside the cockpits etc. There were also various vehicles from the Shuttleworth Collection on show. Further around there were some visiting aircraft on static. These included “Little Nellie” an autogyro which was owned by the late Ken Wallis and which starred in the James Bond film “You Only Live Twice”. Anna Walker's amphibious Christen Husky was there too and I had a chat with Anna and gave her our Club Website details. I asked her if she would be willing to give us a talk and she said she possibly would, so hopefully either she or the club will be in touch. There was also a Cosmic Wind Ballerina from Duxford and a replica Bleriot XI from “Friends of Saint-Hippolyte” from France. On display there was also a 1942 Marshall Portable 16hp Piston valve powered traction engine coupled up to a Shuttleworth Chaff Cutter.
At the front several light aircraft and preserved military aircraft were arriving. Between 12:15 and 12:45 there was a motorcycle and vehicle parade from the Shuttleworth Collection. The main show started at 13:15 with the Red Devils Parachute Team launching from a Cessna Caravan, after which Una Watts, the General Manager of the Shuttleworth Collection, received a flag which was flown by one of the Red Devils as she is retiring at the end of this year.
Displays were then made by the following aircraft: Seafire, Sea Hurricane and Hurricane, an original Battle of Britain aircraft.
Gladiator and Demon
Vulcan and Avro Nineteen-Anson with Martin Withers commentating
DH88 Comet and Percival Mew Gull
Bristol Fighter, RAF F2B
Polikarpov Po-2
Avro 504K
Bristol M1C
Percival Piston Provost, Harvard, Jungmeister
Piper Super Cub, Fauvel
Extra 330SC
Hawker Cygnet x2, ANEC
Bristol Scout which was making its debut
Yakovlev Yak-52
BE2e and SE5a
Sopwith Pup
Avro Triplane, Boxkite, Blackburn Monoplane and Deperdussin making up the Edwardian aircraft which flew right at the end and very unusual as they only bring these out on days with very little or no wind such as this day was.

By Andrew Elphick

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